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Goa BJP demands dismissal of state government

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 23:34

Panaji: Goa BJP on Wednesday demanded sacking of
Digambar Kamat-led state government for incompetent handling
of the violence during the agitation by tribals last week.

A resolution to this effect was passed at a party
convention here.
United Tribals Associations Alliance`s agitation on May
25 at Balli village took a tragic turn when local mob burnt
two tribal leaders ? Manguesh Gaonkar and Dilip Velip - alive.

BJP`s state president, Laxmikant Parsekar, alleged that
the Congress government was insensitive and indifferent to the
demands of UTAA.

"The policemen and government machinery were silent
spectators when the building of Adarsh Agricultural
Co-operative Society was set ablaze and two of the agitators
were brutally beaten and burnt," he alleged.
"In view of the above the Congress-led government has no
moral right to continue and should be immediately dismissed,"
he said.

The party has also extended support to the Goa Bandh
called by Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) on June 6, in
protest against recognising English as Medium of Instruction
in state`s education policy.

BJP resolved that the government should reconsider and
withdraw this decision.

The main opposition party has also decided to observe
June 8 as a protest-day, when Kamat government would be
celebrating its fourth anniversary.


First Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 23:34
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